The Wonder World Of Make Believe: The Hollywood Museum Is Fandom’s Most Important Institution
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The Wonder World Of Make Believe: The Hollywood Museum Is Fandom’s Most Important Institution

What is it about Los Angeles that inspires madness? Is it the consistently, unchanging beautiful weather? The constant void of those clear blue skies that would make André Gide sigh? Those palm trees perpetually swaying in the ocean breeze? The respiratory system-suffocating smog? Is it the Manson in the air? Or is it the ever-present … Continue reading

The 2020 State Of The Union Was A Trashy Daytime Talk Show
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The 2020 State Of The Union Was A Trashy Daytime Talk Show

Donald Trump isn’t a reality television show president. Or I guess I should say, he isn’t only a reality show president. Reality television is an unforgettable part of his rise, climbing to power through Apprentice boardroom meetings with weathered has-beens like Vince Neil, Gary Busey and Meatloaf, not to mention tacky tchotchkes and branded opportunities … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams’s 2019 Psychotic Break Shopping Spree Holiday Gift Guide
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Filthy Dreams’s 2019 Psychotic Break Shopping Spree Holiday Gift Guide

Ho Ho HooooooooWHOAA! Hello there, cheeriest Filthy Dreams Christmas cookies! What’s that? What am I doing? Well, I’m just making a list and checking it twice. No, not my shopping list! Planning is for fools! And who wants to plot too far in advance about the gifts you’re giving to OTHER people this holiday season?! … Continue reading

From The Filthy Dreams Kitsch-en: Even More Queasy Questionable Vintage Recipes To Trigger Thanksgiving Terror
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From The Filthy Dreams Kitsch-en: Even More Queasy Questionable Vintage Recipes To Trigger Thanksgiving Terror

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams munchers, nibblers, grazers, finicky pickers, and gobblers! It’s that time of year again–tell the world…let them know…it’s HALLOWREEN! No wait…sorry….THANKSGIVING!! Yes, that’s right. I just got confused because I’ve been guzzling our World Famous Pumpkin Punch ever since the leaves began to turn. And as I’m sure you know, … Continue reading

Why So Serious?: A Filthy Dreams Dueling Review Of “Joker”
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Why So Serious?: A Filthy Dreams Dueling Review Of “Joker”

“I used to think my life was a tragedy. Now I realize it’s a comedy,” says soon-to-be Joker/Gotham’s resident gaunt downer Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) in Todd Phillips’s much-discussed, much-think pieced, much-hyped, much-backlashed film Joker. This line became a standout early on in the promotion of the film, and truth be told, for a good … Continue reading

Something’s Got A Hold Of My Heart: Camp Sincerity And Idol Worship In Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ “Kicking Against The Pricks”
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Something’s Got A Hold Of My Heart: Camp Sincerity And Idol Worship In Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ “Kicking Against The Pricks”

“As I walk these narrow streets where a million passin’ feet have trod before me, with my guitar in my hand, suddenly I realize nobody knows me,” dryly sings Nick Cave in the beginning of “The Singer,” his take on Johnny Cash’s “The Folk Singer” on Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ 1986 cover album … Continue reading

Girlfriend, You Are So On: Our 15 Favorite Moments From Marianne Williamson’s “A Return To Love”
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Girlfriend, You Are So On: Our 15 Favorite Moments From Marianne Williamson’s “A Return To Love”

I don’t know about you, dearest Filthy Dreams readers, but I’ve been feeling a bit woo-woo recently. If I had to pinpoint the source, I’d date it to the last Democratic presidential debate in June, when a shining star soared across my screen like a beacon of New Age psychobabble and half-baked, half-lit ramblings. Yes, … Continue reading